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GONZALEZ CONSTANTEN, Juan; HERNANDEZ PEREZ, Iliana  y  MACHADO FUENTES, Elisabel del Rosario. Primary Suture in Children with Intestinal Perforation by Typhoid Fever. ccm [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.2, pp.259-268. ISSN 1560-4381.

Introduction: intestinal perforation caused by typhoid fever is a common severe complication in Ghana. Objective: to describe the outcome of primary closure of typhoid intestinal perforation in children. Method: a case series study was conducted in the Sefwi Asafo Hospital in Ghana. Fifty eight children admitted between 2009 and 2010 were included, in which resection of the edges of the lesion and primary suture was performed in two planes were included. Age, sex, number of perforations, postoperative complications and hospital stay were the variable considered for the study. Frequency analysis of association between variables was done. Results: older age groups were between 10 and 14 years (55.17 %), with no differences regarding sex predominated the only drilling 67.24 %, postoperative infections were observed in 22.4 % and hospital stay was between seven and 14 days (74.1 %). Conclusions: the results are reliable with other research. The technique proved to be a reliable, fast and simple for the treatment of typhoid intestinal perforation procedure.

Palabras clave : intestinal perforation; typhoid fever; children.

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